Pregame: Orioles vs. Tigers (with updates on Markakis, Teagarden)

By Eduardo A. Encina

The Baltimore Sun

9:35 AM EDT, March 15, 2012



The Orioles travel to Lakeland today to play Detroit in Tigertown. Left-hander Brian Matusz will make his third Grapefruit League start after throwing four shutout innings in his last outing.

The O's will face reigning AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander, who is also making his third spring start, here at Joker Marchant Stadium.

Some other notes from clubhouse this morning:

Here are today's lineups:

Endy Chavez CF
Nolan Reimold LF
Nick Johnson DH
Chris Davis 1B
Wilson Betemit 3B
Ronny Paulino C
Ryan Flaherty SS
Jai Miller RF
Matt Antonelli 2B
Brian Matusz LHP

Austin Jackson CF
Brenan Boesch RF
Miguel Cabrera 3B
Prince Fielder 1B
Delmon Young DH
Alex Aliva C
Jhonny Peralta SS
Ryan Raburn 2B
Andy Dirks LF
Justin Verlander RHP